Pitching Poetry

Laura Purdie Salas


Libraries are a place to walk on the wild side, to try something new. As a reader, when I walk into a library, I feel like an adventurer setting off on a grand expedition of discovery. As a writer, I love it when librarians guide young adventurers off the well-traveled highway and down the small, shady path toward poetry.

Poetry gives so much to readers! It makes them feel something, and it connects readers to both the world and to each other. Its powerful, concentrated language builds better readers and writers, and, frankly, it’s just a whole lot of fun. That’s why poetry comes first, both in my heart and in my Genre Chant poem. Who can you lead down the poetry path today?

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5860/cal.15.4.40


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